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Visit Burkina Faso
Once called Upper Volta, the nation of Burkina Faso gained independence in 1960 after being established as a self-governing colony by France. Surrounded by 6 nations, many have found it to be a warm and welcoming place. Only a few visitors come into the country every year, but those who do can experience some of the best offerings of Western African culture that is filled with music and exploration.
Numerous music genres can be found throughout Burkina Faso. Each community tends to focus on a specific genre to make it their own. You’ll find everything from salsa to reggae to a full orchestra, depending on where you travel.
Another option for a stay in Burkina Faso is to take on a desert adventure. Guides based out of Gorom Gorom can take you into the sands on camel and some trips arrange for camping on the sand at night. Make sure to take warm clothes, good blankets, and comfortable pants.
Be sure to visit the mud mosque in Bobo-Dioulasso as well. An entrance fee for a tour is expected and religious customs must be followed, but you won’t find a better example of cultural life anywhere in the country.
Outside of the political climate, many who have visited Burkina Faso have found it to be a unique and enthralling experience. There are certain precautions that must be taken before travel, such as vaccinations, so keep this in mind while you plan your holiday. Pick your guides with equal care and this can be a stunning destination.
Travel and vacation in Burkina Faso
Here you can find information about travel and holiday trips to Burkina Faso. You will find travel deals as well as general travel information, guides, “good to know” and facts about Burkina Faso. You will also find updated current weather and forecasts.
Map and distances
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Good to know
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See the list of the largest and most important cities in the country, and the size of the cities by population.
Important: the informations are from various external sources. If you are using the informations professional please seek official confirmation whether the figures are actual or not. Last update august 2017
Official National Holidays
Below you can see the list with official national holidays in the country.
|January 1||New Year's Day|
|January 3||Revolution Day|
|March 8||International Womens Day|
|May 1||Labour Day|
|August 5||Independence Day|
|November 1||All Saints Day|
|December 11||Proclamation of the Republic|
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